Gary Moore - Loner tab

Song: The Loner
Artist: Gary Moore
Album: Wild Frontier (1987)
Tabbed by: Johannes Samuelsson

This is probably the greatest instrumental theme of all time!
I'm not that good at transcribing songs and the fast fills in the end are just my
interpretations but they sound OK.
Also I couldn't be bothered so much about the timing so just listen to the song and
hopefully you'll get it right.

Standard tuning (E A D G B e)

Key:

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = ½ bend
fb= full bend
r = return from bend
~ = vibrato
/ = slide towards the nut
\ = slide towards the bridge
()= optional note

Slow intro:

| (Don't strike any notes after a ½ bend or full bend) |e|--------------------------------------17------------------17--|B|-----------------15-------------------------------------------|G|----------15--------------16---fb18------------17---b18-------|D|---17---------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------15-----------------------------15--|B|--------------------------------------------------------|G|-----15--b16--r15-------------12---12---14--fb16--------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------13--------------------12-|B|----------------------------------------------|G|-----14--b15--r14-------------15---/14--------|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------12------------------------15----|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|------9---9---11--fb13------------11---12--b13-----------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|---15---\17---14-------12------------|D|---------------------------------12~-| <- Let ringA|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
End of intro, main theme begins:
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|--------5---7---8--------------8----|A|---5------------------5---6---------|E|------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|-----3---5---7--------------|A|3------------------3---5----|E|----------------------------|
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----5---3---5--------------5----5--|A|1------------------1---0---MUTE-----|E|------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|---------------------------7-----5--|D|-7---8-----7----5----7--------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--3----2------------------------|D|-------------5----3----------5--|A|-----------------------5--------|E|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|---7-----5----3----2------------|D|-------------------------5----3-|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|B|-----------------------8---10---11----|G|------------------7-------------------|D|---5-------5-MUTE---------------------|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------|B|----------11--------6---8---10------------|G|-7--h8----------5-----------------5----7--|D|------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------|B|-------4---6---8--------------8----8---10---11----|G|---3----------------3----2------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------5-------|B|-8----10---------8---10---11-----------------------|G|-------------7-------------------7----5----------5-|D|---------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------|B|--6---8---10----------------------------4---6-|G|-----------------5----3-----3---2---3---------|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------3----3---5---6-----5----3---|B|--8------------------------------------------|G|-------3----2--------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------|
e|-10----------------------------------------------0h2h3-|B|--------15-----13----11----10-----8----6----3----------|G|-------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----10h12h13-15-----13----11----10-----8----6-------|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------5~-|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|-------(0)----10----11---13------------------|B|-------(0)----------------------16---15---13-|G|-------(0)-----------------------------------|D|-------(0)-----------------------------------|A|--------3---\-MUTE---------------------------|E|--------3---\-MUTE---------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------|B|----11---13---15-----13---11---8h9h10----|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------|B|8---10---11-----10---8------------------|G|-------------------------10-----8---7---|D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|5-------------7--7--5~-------|D|-----8--5--5-----------------|A|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
e|----10----11---13-------------------|B|---------------------16---15---13---|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------|B|--11---13---15-----13---11---8h10---|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------13-----|B|--8---10---11-----10---8----------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
e|15h17-15---14-----15---17---|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|----------------------------|A|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
e|----------15---17---18--------------|B|----15------------------------------|G|---------------------------19----17-|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|---17---------------15---17---------|B|---------------18-------------------|G|----------17--------------------17--|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|B|------------------------16---18---20--|G|--15-----15--p14--h15-----------------|D|--------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
e|---------------------15---17---18---|B|--------------20--------------------|G|---15--p14--------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|--18----20----21-----20-----18----|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
e|17----15-----13-----------15----|B|-------------------15-----------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
e|---20-------18---17---15----------------------|B|-----------------------------20----18----20---|G|----------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|--15---------------------------------------------|B|-----18p15--15----15--15--15--15-----------------|G|---------------18----------------17h18-----------|D|---------------------------------------17---15---|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|--21-----20----18----17-------------------------------|B|----------------------------20----18------------------|G|----------------------------------------19--/18-------|D|------------------------------------------------17----|A|------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------21-------20----18----17~-|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|-0-3p0-3p0-3p0-3p0-3------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------|----------------|B|-----18----20~--|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|
|(Note rings)|e|-----------|------------|------------------------------|B|----6------|------------|------------------------------|G|5-------5~-|------------|---------------------6---5----|D|-----------|------------|-------5---7---8--------------|A|-----------|------------|--5---------------------------|E|-----------|------------|------------------------------|
e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|-6------------------|D|------8---5---5-----|A|--------------------|E|--------------------|
e|----------------------------------------|B|--------8---10---11-----------------8~--|G|----------------------------------------|D|--10--------------------11---10---------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------|B|----------------10~----|G|------10---12----------|D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------|B|----------11~----------11--11--11--------11------------|G|----10h12----------12-------------12-10-----12-p10-MUTE|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------|D|----17p15----15-------------------------------|A|----------17----17-15h17p15----15-------------|E|----------------------------17----17-15h17p15-|
e|-------------------13~-|B|-----------------------|G|-----------11----------|D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|13-10------------------|
e|-----13---13---13---13---13---13---13-|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
e|--13---13--/12p10-----------------|B|----------------------------------|G|---------------------12---10--h12-|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
e|--------------------------|B|----------------15h18-18--|G|----------15h17-----------|D|----15h17-----------------|A|--------------------------|E|--------------------------|
e|---------------------------|B|---------------15h18-20-b21|G|---------15h17-------------|D|---15h17-------------------|A|---------------------------|E|---------------------------|
| (Some notes are slushed together here) |e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------15h18-18-17-15----18-17-151817-15--------15----------|G|--------15h17----------------17-----------------17-1517---17-15-17-|D|--15h17------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------18---18--18--18--20-----20-----20\21-|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|15h17p15--------------------------------------------|A|---------17-17--------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------|B|---18---20---18---20~-|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|----------------------|E|----------------------|
| (Repeat this bit during fade-out) |e|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|B|--20-18p17h18---|--15--17--18--18--17--17--18--17--17--18--17--17--18|G|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|D|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|A|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
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